Category Archives: Alcoholism

An ACOA’s Confession

This old violin has lost some of her strings and like many an ACOA* she’s filled to the brim with lizards and things but mainly her stuffing is jello. When I awoke in the night and turned on the light … Continue reading

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He Adored Her All His Life

Spoiler:  Tragedy She listened well, very well. When he was drunk, she could put him back on track. He was so full of himself  (aka her) that one day when he stepped on her she stuck to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Gestalt Goodbye to My Abuser

(Gestalt Goodbyes include appreciatons,  resentments, and regrets.) Things that I appreciated  about you, Daddy:  your encouraging me to write creatively; your encouraging me to draw; your teaching me and coaching me to play tennis; your intelligence and lively mind; your … Continue reading

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